Qua·​si·​mo·​do | \ ˌkwä-si-ˈmō-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Quasimodo (audio) , ˌkwä-zi- \

Definition of Quasimodo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the Sunday following Easter This formal extension or anticlimax of Easter Week is known as … Low Sunday to English-speaking Christians, except for Catholics everywhere, who call it Quasimodo after the first words of its Latin Mass …— Christian Roy The name Quasimodo Sunday comes from the Introit of the mass which is said on this day.— Rev. Jon Bergen Alvárez Maldonado left Cuzco on Quasimodo or Low Sunday, two weeks after the campaign was announced …— John Hemming

called also Low Sunday


biographical name
Qua·​si·​mo·​do | \ kwä-ˈzē-mə-ˌdō How to pronounce Quasimodo (audio) \

Definition of Quasimodo (Entry 2 of 2)

Salvatore \ ˌsäl-​vä-​ˈtō-​(ˌ)rā How to pronounce Quasimodo (audio) \ 1901–1968 Italian poet and critic

First Known Use of Quasimodo


1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Quasimodo


Medieval Latin quasi modo geniti infantes as newborn babes (words of the introit for Low Sunday)

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“Quasimodo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quasimodo. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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